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Was out for a friendly round of 18 and saw this guy. He looked really scared and I felt bad just leaving him there, but what could I do?!
post #2 of 20

That's cool I always enjoy seeing critters on the course. There is a fox that lives on the 10th hole at the home course, unbelievably tame, walks right up to you.

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Originally Posted by charliek98 View Post

Was out for a friendly round of 18 and saw this guy. He looked really scared and I felt bad just leaving him there, but what could I do?!

 

Cute. The mom is probably not too far away.

 

We saw baby skunks the a few weeks ago. They had the instinct to spray, but didn't have the tools yet. Of course, it would just be my luck to have the one early bloomer. :-X

post #4 of 20
Great pic.... I also love seeing wildlife on the course.
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My son and I saw a baby deer the other day. It came out of the woods to get a drink in the creek, and ran off when it spotted us.
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I usually like wildlife on the course except one I played last summer in south Alabama. Apparently they have a water moccasin problem. One of those suckers slithered out from a bush close to my ball hissing the entire way to the lake. The bush was behind my back, so needless to say, my next shot sucked pretty bad. Furry critters good. Mean critters BAD.

post #7 of 20
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Yeah, on my home course there's a little red fox that likes to chill out in the driving range bunkers!
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Originally Posted by caniac6 View Post

My son and I saw a baby deer the other day. It came out of the woods to get a drink in the creek, and ran off when it spotted us.

U saying this is gonna make me re-watch. Dead Solid Perfect, a very underrated old golf movie with Randy Quaid. The scene where he's mad as he'll about missin putt and then wife talking about a cute deer is so friggin perfect
post #9 of 20
Grew up on a farm. Had a pet raccoon and pet fox. Got them both as babies before their eyes opened. Mother was killed. Absolutely terrific pets. Very smart. Very lovable.
post #10 of 20

I saw three white tail deer this week during our league play.   They are protected in the park and aren't afraid of the golfers.  We were within 20 yards of them.

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Bidwell Park Photo 5.JPG

 

This scene is very common at a course near me that's part of a gigantic park. In fact, there's almost no chance you'll play an entire round without encountering something like this. Those deer are wild blacktails, but have adapted to the point where they don't have too much fear of people.

 

They'll pay no attention to a ball that bounces or rolls up to where they're feeding, then they'll graciously step aside to allow you to hit your next shot.

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Here's the picture of the baby skunks I saw on the course.

Note that one of them was attempting to spray, just not matured enough yet.
post #13 of 20

We regularly see deer and foxes on our course.   Occasionally, we will see a quail or two.   But the strangest thing I have seen so far was a wild pig...........     It ran off when it saw us coming, which was a good thing since they can be quite mean.

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When box grooves were legal I had a problem spinning my approach shots off greens (sometimes)...here is one instance. Hit the ground with my 4 iron about 8-10 ft away and he walked into the water so I could play my shot. I guess growing up in Florida were used to big gators.
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Originally Posted by CarlSpackler View Post
 

I usually like wildlife on the course except one I played last summer in south Alabama. Apparently they have a water moccasin problem. One of those suckers slithered out from a bush close to my ball hissing the entire way to the lake. The bush was behind my back, so needless to say, my next shot sucked pretty bad. Furry critters good. Mean critters BAD.

 

Other day was playing my home course and topped my 2nd shot and it rolled down to the edge of a creek that runs in front of the green.  Just as I got to the creek saw one of those bastards sunning himself on a rock in the creek, he saw me and slithered underneath the rock.  Don't think my ball went into the hazard but had no desire to find it at that point.  Slowly moved back a good 40 yards and dropped another one.  Didn't assess myself any penalty strokes as I figure the lost distance paired with my shaky nerves on the next shot was penalty enough.  :) 

post #16 of 20
I know its horrible but I was young and dumb so I will write it off at that. My home course in highschool had turkeys, deer, and elk everywhere. The elk they dont mess around they take off.. The deer just hang, and the turkeys...um the turkeys where the most annoying thing ever. We would drop a couple of extra balls just to whack at em because they were such a nusance and annoying tearing up the greens and crapping all over the course.
post #17 of 20
I've seen a few critters but not many.

This little creature was hopping along and stopped just long enough to say hi:



And this four legged creature decided hanging out on the green was fun:

post #18 of 20

Cute, but be wary about nocturnal animals such as racoons hanging around during the day -- could be rabid.

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